March 22, 2019

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Rappahannock students win prestigious writing competition

Two Rappahannock County students received awards at the University of Virginia Fralin Museum of Art’s Writer’s Eye 2018 competition. The awards were presented Sunday in Charlottesville. Roxie Beebe-Center of Woodville won a third place award in the middle school (grades 6-8) prose category for “By the Motel Pool.” She attends Grymes Memorial School in Orange. […]

School/Education News

School news for March 21

Hearthstone’s middle school students will use drama, photography and art to share stories of kindness, creativity and courage from their March 6th service trip to Puerto Rico; while accompanied by a Virginia State Police trooper, students had the opportunity to drive a State Police golf-cart simulator through an obstacle course of cones; and over on the West Coast, Holly Jenkins presented at the 2019 Napa Valley Student Wellness Conference. Like her teammates in Charlottesville, she presented each of the program’s three key areas: cafeteria, classroom, and community. […]

School/Education News

Grimsley crowned Rising Star

Rappahannock County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Shannon Grimsley was presented with the Women Education Leaders in Virginia 2019 Rising Star Award March 15th at the 20th Annual WELV Conference in Charlottesville. The award is presented to a woman educator who demonstrates the traits of an outstanding leader, strong commitment to students, inspires other women educators. […]


Practice makes perfect

Virginia State Police co-hosted an interactive traffic safety event for the Rappahannock County High School student body on Monday, just ahead of the annual prom. Accompanied by a state police trooper, students among other events and activities had the opportunity to maneuver a customized state police vehicle through an obstacle course of orange cones, while at the same time being exposed to a variety of distractions.

Letters to the Editor

Hopes to learn from actual people

Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we research a state for our State Fair, and I have chosen Virginia. Now I am excited to learn more about the state as I work on my report. Most of the information I can get from books and websites. However, the best information comes from the people who live and love their state! […]

Letters to the Editor

Reclaiming Rappahannock Park

We are in the process of reclaiming the Park from invasive overgrowth and planning expansion of recreational facilities that will open up new opportunities for residents and others. Our next workday is Saturday, April 6 (not the second Saturday because of the Fodderstack Race). […]

Real Estate

Rappahannock homes to welcome hundreds during Historic Garden Week

Prestigious Historic Garden Week, dubbed “America’s Largest Open House,” is returning next month for a rare appearance in Rappahannock County.The Town of Washington tour on Saturday, April 27, will offer a glimpse inside five private homes, historic Trinity Episcopal Church, and the gardens of the Inn at Little Washington — all situated within a 3.5 mile radius of the county seat. […]


Meet Harrison Ford, your new best friend

Yep, I’m a good lookin’ movie star of sorts. Though I’m much younger than my namesake — only 1 year old and weigh 55-60 pounds. I put on some of those pounds here at RAWL ‘cause I arrived a way-too-skinny stray. I’m a foxhound and as such need a fenced yard. Though through the years hounds have been bred to hunt we make great pets — loving, great fun, love walks and adapt well to a home. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for March 21

An interactive session this Saturday morning, March 23, will be led by successful women who will provide their own success stories and insight on owning your own business; and later in the day Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community, in partnership with Quievremont Winery, host their first installment in its new RAAC Reading Series, in which local writers will share their work during an intimate evening of poetry, prose, and wine. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for March 21

For everyone who has seen those ugly light bulbs the Town of Washington has installed — They are only temporary! The Town is investigating, with the help of REC and the Dark Skies Initiative, replacement lighting for all fixtures. We can no longer use the high-pressure sodium lights. With more than 10 of the town’s lights out, safety is our first priority; therefore the temporary bulb. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for March 21

May 23, 1985: Wednesday, May 15, was not a regular school day at Rappahannock County High School. On that day, 255 students left their classes and participated in a walkout to demonstrate their disapproval of the board of supervisors’ decision to cut $120,000 from the proposed 1985-86 school budget. […]

Rappahannock Weather

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Local Events This Week

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  • Women Entrepreneurs

    March 23, 2019  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, VA 22701, USA
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  • Red Tent Sisterhood Gathering

    March 23, 2019  11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    892 Woodward Rd, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Unitarian Universalists services

    March 24, 2019  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Horrendous Evil, Saving Grace

    March 24, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Washington Town Office, 485 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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